Public Utilities - Conservation


Welcome to Water Conservation

Water conservation planning and implementation are critical strategies employed by Public Utilities to sustain our water supply in light of an ever increasing population, increasing demand, and changes in short and long-term supply levels due to weather fluctuations and climate change. In many cases, water conservation measures are the least expensive actions to extend a water supply, and they may also be implemented more quickly than changes to the water infrastructure. But unlike traditional supply-side strategies, successful water conservation depends on the participation and dedication of the community that uses the water. It is only with your partnership that we will accomplish what we set out to do: ensure a continued supply of high quality drinking water and a meaningful quality of life now and for the future.  

Drought Information

Water Shortage Contingency Plan
Water Shortage Response Summary
Contingency Ordinance

Services and Incentives 


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Tips and Tools

Lawn Care Brochure

Landscape Parkstrip Brochure

Relief for Summer Landscapes

Weeds Guide
Here's help to id  & control those pesky, uninvited plants!

Saving water indoors

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Rules and Regulations

Rain Harvesting Bill

Water Use Rules and Regulations

Conservation Program Measures

Washington Square Demonstration Garden

Greater Avenues Demonstration Garden

2015 Rain Barrel Initiative

Water-wise Plant List

SLC Landscape BMPs

Ordinance 13 of 2014 (21A.48.055: Water Efficient Landscaping)

2005 Parkstrip Plant List

Plans and Studies

2014 Water Conservation Master Plan


Salt Lake City Garden Wise
Center for Water Efficient Landscaping 
Slow the Flow 
Utah Public Gardens

Commercial Customer Information
Appendix A - Lawn Watering
Appendix B - Limited Lawn Watering
Appendix C - Irrigation Targets
Appendix D - Lodging
Appendix E - Commercial Car Wash
Appendix F - Landscape
Appendix G - Commercial General
Appendix H - Food Service
Appendix I - Swimming Pools
Drought Response Summary
Water Shortage Contingency Plan